The WT used to apply this same logic to organ transplants. Receiving an organ transplant=cannibalism.
K-S, I was really upset about that change in 1980- mainly that the WT never admitted they had blood guilt over the change, as they the same as admitted those who died from refusing an organ transplant, did so because they were following the WT rules. I have long suspected, that some close GB relative needed, let's say a kidney transplant, and that is why new light suddenly flashed up to the F&DS, who somehow told the GB to change the rules. I was told by the elders to stop talking about this issue- I should have looked into it deeper and saved myself another 8 years of grief.